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Something new – Inked in Colour

Well, Barefoot Inked readers… life has changed in an amazing, grand and somewhat transformative way. I’m a mother. A very proud mother at that, to a beautiful five week old awe-inspiring child who has my full undivided attention day and night and it is exhausting, glorious, amazing and emotional every minute of every day. Along … Continue reading

it takes a village – a virtual village?

With motherhood literally moments away, I’ve been lost in thought – a privilege I am enjoying while it lasts. Days have been spent gazing down over my big belly, feeling the wriggles and squirms of my child and wondering – what sort of parent will I be? We are not your conventional couple my husband … Continue reading

bittersweet goodbyes

It feels almost overtly symbolic that tonight of all nights the sky has opened and rain falls heavily on our dry village. It’s the fourth night of torrential downpours in the past two weeks and it states with almost absolute certainty that the end of the dry season has come. For the fisherman it’s the … Continue reading

go on, live a little – I dare you…

Because doing good feels good too. Hedonists have been considered historically as being self-absorbed egotists who seek pleasure regardless of the pain it might cause others.  But this is not the sort of attitude that wins friends and influences people.  And life is much more fun with friends. So, I propose a different kind of … Continue reading

One village… two worlds.

Batukaras is a pretty spectacular place, there is no doubting that. It is a place where dark chocolate sand meets the sapphire sea. Every traveller I have spoken to who has stumbled into this village seems to have been enchanted by its beauty and hypnotised by its laid back attitude and general air of ambivalence… … Continue reading

a “bump” in the road…

It has been too long since I last wrote words here for you all to read. And I have a whole world of excuses and stories and experiences that could have filled hundreds of blogs over the past silent months on these pages out here in internet land. Instead of going back in time and … Continue reading